SV: [APG Public List] how to cite a transcription ofa birth announcement from a newspaper

Liv Marit Haakenstad birislek at
Wed Feb 17 11:33:01 MST 2010

It should also tell the date you found it online on the Internet. 
Found 17/2-2010 at or something like that.
I wrote a book about the emigration from Norway and how to do genealogy
research. Some of the stuff was based on the Ellis Island website. They
changed it all, and took away a lot of the information. But I am happy I had
the print of these sites and the date on the printouts.
Liv Marit Haakenstad 


Fra: eshown at [mailto:eshown at] 
Sendt: 17. februar 2010 04:56
Til: 'APG Public'
Emne: RE: [APG Public List] how to cite a transcription ofa birth
announcement from a newspaper

Stewart wrote:
>Any source citation should state clearly and certainly intelligibly, what
you have found and where you found it. 
>Remember, the world will not fall apart if you have to invent the structure
to a source citation.
Stewart, I totally agree with both your statements. However, in the interest
of adhering to as many basic principles as possible, as opposed to
reinventing a wheel that might be wobbly, I would suggest a different
emphasis from the one you present below:
> In this case:
>"Transcription of birth announcement, Coyote Daily News (Coyote, Ford
County, Texas), 12 March 1879,"

The structure of the above citation implies that the transcription itself is
in the _Coyote Daily News_. Given that Jo has not used the _Coyote Daily
News_ and has not verified that the birth announcement does appear in that
paper on that date, EE recommends that she cite what she actually used. That
is, the transcript by So-and-So, at the Website entitled _Thus and Such_ ,
together with the URL to relocate the transcript. Then, after her citation
to the website is complete, she would add the "source of her source"
notation, saying that the Website cites Coyote Daily News, Coyote Texas, 12
March 1879, p. __, col. ___.
Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
The Evidence Series
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